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Our classes allow the kids the freedom to actively learn, while regularly immersing themselves in nature in the heart of Brooklyn. Using the seasons, plants, and animals as inspiration, and provided with simple tools and found and recycled materials, the kids are invited to lead the way climbing, creating, singing, digging, painting, and connecting with nature as the backdrop! In the true nature of a forest school, we embrace the weather and meet year round in the sun, rain, and snow! The benefits of time spent in nature for children's health, creativity, confidence, and cognitive, social, and emotional growth are innumerable. We offer a small group size and a low student to teacher ratio, allowing us to move through the park with ease and ensuring all the children are safe and heard as we explore.
Classes are drop-off in Prospect Park, with three program options:
Sparrows: 2-3 years old
Robins: Entering Pre-K or K in September 2019
Hawks: Entering 1st grade - Entering 4th grade in September 2019
Holiday Class Details
When: Families may choose to attend as many dates they would like from the list below (depending on availability).
Monday, 9/30: Rosh Hashanah: AT CAPACITY
Tuesday, 10/1: Rosh Hashanah: AT CAPACITY
Wednesday, 10/9: Yom Kippur: AT CAPACITY
Tuesday, 11/5: Election Day: Enrollment open
Monday, 11/11: Veteran’s Day: Enrollment open
Thursday, 04/09: Spring Recess: Enrollment open
Friday, 04/10: Spring Recess: Enrollment open
Monday, 04/13: Spring Recess: Enrollment open
Tuesday, 04/14: Spring Recess: Enrollment open
Wednesday, 04/15: Spring Recess: Enrollment open
Thursday, 04/16: Spring Recess: Enrollment open
Friday, 04/17: Spring recess: Enrollment open
Thursday, 06/04: NYCDOE Chancellor’s Day: Enrollment open
Tuesday, 06/09: NYCDOE Clerical Day: Enrollment open
Our standard day goes from 9am-1pm. The following add-ons are available (details below under “Cost” in “add ons.”)
8am-9am early drop off
1pm-4pm extended day
Where: Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Drop off locations are inside the park as follows:
Grand Army Plaza (On the Northern Tip of the Long Meadow near Endale Arch)
Prospect Park West and 3rd Street
Prospect Park West and 9th Street
Vanderbilt Avenue and Prospect Park South West
Important, please note: Pickup locations for 1pm (standard day) & 4pm (extended day) are the same as your drop off location.
Aftercare pickup at 6pm will be at two locations ONLY: 3rd Street at Prospect Park West or Vanderbilt Avenue at Prospect Park Southwest.
If you would like your child in the same group as another child, the children must be dropped off at the same location in the park.
The prices listed below are for one child for each individual day attended. Price includes materials and snacks. Families must provide a peanut and tree nut free lunch for their child(ren).
5 days - $465
4 days - $380
3 days - $295
2 days - $205
1 day - $105
*If you are looking to enroll in more than 6 days of holiday classes at once please reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Early drop off, 8am-9am: an additional $16 per day, per child.
Extended day, 1pm-4pm: an additional $48 per day, per child.
Aftercare, 4pm-6pm: an additional $28 per day, per child.
Please note: All lunches must be peanut/tree nut free.
Early drop off: 8am-9am - $15
Extended day: 1pm-4pm - $48
Aftercare: 4pm-6pm - $30
IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: Payment is due in full at time of registration. Once submitted, schedules for vacation classes are final and may not be changed. All payments are non-refundable.
Discounts & Payment Policies
Sibling discounts are available, with tuition for each additional child reduced by 10%, after the initial child's full tuition.
Payment is due in full at time of registration. Once submitted, schedules for vacation classes are final and may not be changed. All payments are non-refundable.
All payments are non-refundable, non-transferable, and must be submitted by date noted on your invoice to secure your child’s spot in our classes. By submitting online registration, families assume responsibility for the full balance due. Families are responsible for the full balance due, regardless of the days their child actually attends. No refunds or credits given for classes missed, including those due to travel, illness, or schedule conflicts. Makeup classes are only offered for Inclement Weather days or if Brooklyn Nature Days cancels classes.
Late fees - A late payment fee in the amount of $25 will be applied to payments made 3 business days past due and a late payment fee in the amount of $50 will be applied to payments made 5 business days past due. Payment must be submitted by due date to secure your child’s spot in our classes